Finance Minister and Entengeru North MP Amos Lugolobi has handed over 12 buildings in 12 schools in Kayunga District to parents, students and teachers.
Kayunga’s education department has been nervous after parents complained about poor conditions in school buildings.
Recently, Minister Lugolobi lobbied for Sh2 billion aimed at improving education in the region.
Funds are allocated through the district education bureau.
Schools benefiting from the program include Namusaala RC PS, Bumali C/U PS, Bumali UMEA PS, St. Mary’s Public School, Namirembe Public PS and St. Mary’s Public School. Peters Lusenke PS, Ki Window CU PS, Ssezibwa CU PS, Namulanda RC PS, Kanjuki CU PS, Bukujju UMEA PS and Namagabi UMEA PS each received 3 modern teaching buildings.
Launching the project at Namusaala RC Primary School, Kayunga Town Council, Minister Lugolobi commended parents and teachers for their cooperation in improving the quality of education in Kayunga.
“My people of Ntenjeru North, I am here to see improvements in the education sector in this area, when I still have the ability to help, I will not just look around, I am still you for these 5 years As MP, I will do my best to make changes in Kayunga, especially in education,” Lugolobi said.
He promised to continue lobbying on behalf of the Kayunga people to transform the lives of his constituents and improve their well-being.
Minister Lugolobi added: “We have to provide a good learning environment for these young children, so after discovering that most of the buildings were in poor condition and some needed to be demolished and replaced, I decided to spend the money on buildings.”
The Kayunga District Education Officer, Dr. Dan Bubaale, said this was a big plus for the government in the education sector, adding that these schools were underdeveloped and it was hoped that the quality and pass rates of students would be improved to achieve better results.
“The buildings will accommodate over 6,000 students, comfortably seated in fully equipped classrooms with desks and pit toilets,” he added.
Our education department in Kayunga District is doing a great job now compared to the few first grade students we have gained in recent years and it is great that we have now collected close to 1000 first grade students compared to last year when we only had 600 first grade students . “Bubaale said.
He added that they currently have enough teachers and school inspectors, adding that each county has an inspector to oversee the ongoing work.
Dr. Bubale thanked Minister Lugolobi for his concern for education in Kayunga and promised to work with his team to care for the buildings and benefit the students.
Kayunga District Chairman Andrew Muwange commended Minister Lugolobi for his approach and pledged to ensure that every fund brought to the district is properly tracked for the benefit of the people of Kayunga.
There were an unusually large number of parents, teachers were all dressed in corporate uniforms, and students were excited about the completion of the new school building and sang heartily.
They expressed their gratitude to the leadership and donated gifts for this worthy investment, especially in improving children’s learning environment, classrooms and desk supplies.
ONC Office of the National President Jamadah Kivumbi, Julie Nassuuna and Ibrahim Ekop also visited the school on Friday to understand the progress of the project and their role in overseeing government projects.
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